Another Reason to Visit Sikkim – World’s First Organic State
Blog By Shraddha Jain
Sikkim: World’s First Organic State, has a dream landscape with its own unique beauty. From preserved nature to cleanliness, this tiny state is bordered by Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Sikkim beats 51 other nominations from around the world and won the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Future Policy Gold Award to become the first organic state in India. The state’s policies have resulted in becoming 100% organic. While receiving the award, Chief Minister, Pawan Kumar Chamling said: “It was necessary to involve the youth in the organic mission, so that they will be able to educate farmers and develop marketing strategies to help the economy”.
Organic Farming in Sikkim:
All farming activities are carried in Sikkim without using pesticides and fertilizers. This practice is providing safer food items and environment-friendly well-being. Despite keeping up with modern world requirements, Sikkim has set an example to maintain an eco friendly lifestyle with an astounding success rate. The state surely puts forward a 101 guide to live a balanced life which is equal parts modern yet equal parts green. Kudos to Sikkim Government!
This state is also known for its culture and incredible travel destinations. It has the perfect solution to soothe all your tiredness of vigorous routine. From the bliss of snowfall to sightseeing, you can witness the luscious waterfalls, and also find peace at the quiet monasteries. The state is a wonderful place to travel.
1. Tsomgo Lake
6. Gurudongmar Lake
7. Goecha La
8. Singalila National Park:
How to reach Sikkim by Train:
Sikkim does not have a proper railway network. The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri which is approximately 8-9 kms from Siliguri and 130kms from Gangtok.
How to reach Sikkim by Air:
The Pakyong Airport (Gangtok Airport) is one of the ways to reach to Sikkim by Air. Bagdogra Airport is also well connected to major cities in Sikkim.